Who We Are


Manufacture high-quality plastic piping solutions for Water supply, Storage, Sanitation, Gas distribution and Telecom networks using innovative world-class technology

Be the leader for innovative Water Supply, Storage and Sanitation Solutions in Africa

Our values:

  • Reliability – Our products and services to meet customer requirements for quality and timely implementation of projects to their full satisfaction
  • Fairness – We strive always for a fair deal, beneficial to all parties involved
  • Respect – Our business activities are based on mutual trust and respect  with all our stakeholders
  • Innovation – We focus on manufacturing high quality, innovative plastic piping solutions for Water supply, Sanitation and Gas Distribution projects.

Founded in 1992 by four Tanzanian businessmen, Plasco Ltd. officially commenced operations in 1993 from its site on Nyerere Road in the key industrial area of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The first of its products, drinking straws, was produced with a single refurbished extruder, and through steady growth, over the course of a decade, the company was able to move to a larger site at its current location on Mbozi Road.
In 2007 the company upgraded its production capacity at its factory in Dar es Salaam via the purchase of several state-of-the-art equipments. The equipment included three brand new Italian extrusion lines, new PVC mixing equipment, a new high capacity water chiller, an extensive range of laboratory pressure testing equipment, new borehole casing manufacturing equipment, and a new PVC pipe extruder.
Over the next few years, Plasco continued its expansion via the addition of new equipment to meet the growing demand for quality pipes. By early 2010 a new PVC extruder had been installed and brought into operation, with the objective of further enhancing the production capacity, and enabling Plasco to produce up to 315mm diameter in PVC. Three years later, a new PE extruder was installed to further enhance production capability and to expand Plasco Ltd.’s pipe market, enabling it to produce PE pipes of up to 630mm diameter.
Today, in contrast to that single extruder it started within 1993, Plasco Ltd.’s current extrusion capability is underpinned by the running of nine extruders (five Polyethylene and four PVC) as well as other modern plastics processing equipment. Plasco Ltd.’s business process includes manufacturing of HDPE & PVC pipes and trading of related fittings. In addition to this, Plasco Ltd. also specializes in site welding of HDPE Pipes using highly skilled, trained and certified welders and supports a multitude of sectors including Gas, Mining, Water supply, Agriculture, Beverage, Telecoms and Construction.
Plasco Ltd.’s name is synonymous with high quality plastic pipes and fittings, earning it a top spot in plastics manufacturing in Tanzania and East Africa.
Plasco Ltd.’s quality stamp is not only assigned through its extensive experience locally but also by its adherence to the highest global standards. The company obtained it’s ISO 9001:2000 Compliance Certification in 2004 and upgraded to ISO 9001:2008 Certification in 2010; this certification was further upgraded to ISO 9001:2015 in 2016; these being universal quality management standards that ensure we meet statutory and regulatory requirements. Plasco Ltd. produces HDPE pipes to the ISO 4427 and ISO 4437 Standards and PVC pipes to ISO 1452 Standard respectively.

The HDPE Gas Pipes manufactured by Plasco are also certified by Kiwa Gastec Laboratories in The Netherlands. Plasco products are also tested and certified by the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS).
Plasco Ltd. has now made a further investment of over 4million US Dollars to introduce WEHOLITE Structured Wall HDPE Pipe Technology to the East African region under license from Uponor Infra Oy of Finland. Plasco Ltd. has combined new production techniques with the latest raw materials technology to produce a durable pipe system with superior load-bearing properties, making Weholite the preferred solution for many municipal and industrial applications including stormwater management, sewage treatment systems, culverts, marine pipelines, and irrigation water distribution. The Weholite pipes are manufactured in accordance with Uponor Infra and Plasco internal Standards which are in accordance with the EN 13476 and ISO 21138-2 Standard. This investment has resulted in the conversion capacity of Plasco Ltd. to be increased from 20,000MT to 25,000MT per annum.

Plasco Ltd. is a member of the Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI) and the Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture (TCCIA). Plasco Ltd.’s commitment to excellence is exhibited across its operations; in all facets of its manufacturing, purchasing, and customer service processes. Plasco’s management team constantly works to stay abreast with the latest technology within the industry by attending regular training courses ensuring that they remain informed and qualified in the latest Industrial developments & innovations. Plasco remuneration policy is based on merit, which contributes extensively towards creating a driven, motivated, and highly skilled workforce with excellent prospects for advancement. It is this philosophy that is at the heart of Plasco’s operations; it is what keeps Plasco Ltd. in pole position in its sector and industry.